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How to use tangle to merge to get a single merged file from original source and change files

I'm trying to read and understand the TeX source, but it is difficult to keep track of when I should be reading code from the original file and when I should be reading code from the change file. I ...
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What language is TeX implemented in?

I read on Wikipedia that the first version of TeX was written in SAIL. However, does anyone know what language later versions (i.e the current one) are implemented in?
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Producing Generic or Portable TEX Source Codes Using - the World Wide Web- Standards [closed]

Is it possible to write or produce a(n) -ultimate- standard coding pattern for TEX source codes those might work well enough across the "World Wide Web" on almost every each of platforms available, ...
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rewrite tex.web in C++? [closed]

A few weeks ago I read this article about some difficultites bring TeX to the iPad. It made me wonder: why not rewrite TeX.web in C++11? The codebase itself is now quite stable, and (unfortunately) ...
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How can I make a PDF of the source of pdftex?

I got the files tex.web and pdftex.web from the texlive svn repo. I ran weave tex.web pdftex tex.tex which produced a file tex.pdf with a nicely typeset, cross-referenced listing of the WEB source ...